Sons of the Pioneers Celebrate 80 Years

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/24 2014 05:01PM

Updated 03/25 2014 04:49AM

BRANSON, Mo. – Well-known Branson performers celebrate 80 years as a group on Monday.

Since 1934, the Sons of the Pioneers have been entertaining audiences.

Governor Nixon sent a proclamation to Monday’s event and a representative from Senator Roy Blunt's office was there, too.

The singers have been inducted into numerous halls of fames and have been named a national treasure by the Smithsonian Institute.

"The Pioneers have been able to endure that and this genre of Western music has been pretty durable, and it's great to be a part of the fabric of American culture with the music,” says Randy Rudd, with Sons of the Pioneers. “We're going to try to keep it going."

They'll be performing at the Baldknobber's Theatre this season. Afternoon shows at 2 p.m. starting in April.

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